Felton man charged with Millington arson
MILLINGTON — A joint investigation involving the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Maryland Resources Police, Maryland State Police and the Delaware State Police has concluded with the arrest of William J. Timmons of Felton, Del. Timmons was charged with intentionally setting fire to his car, a 2005 Ford Five Hundred, on Feb. 27, 2016 in a forest portion of the Millington Wildlife Area.
The vehicle fire was observed by a passerby at 10:45 p.m., who notified dispatchers through the 911 system. The Office of the State Fire Marshal reported five firefighters responded from the Millington Volunteer Fire Department and extinguished the one alarm blaze within 10 minutes after arrival on the scene. The damage to the vehicle was estimated at $5,000.
The subsequent investigation led investigators to the vehicle owner. An arrest warrant was obtained and Timmons was extradited to Maryland and transported temporarily to the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center, where he currently remains on a $40,000 bond.
He has been charged with seconddegree arson, false report of vehicle theft and malicious destruction of property over $1,000.